Didgeridoo Down Under: Awesome Educational Entertainment!

  • About the Artist:

    Didgeridoo Down Under is a leading educational entertainment company in the U.S. We specialize in weaving cultural arts, core curriculum, character building, motivational speaking and audience participation into highly energetic and interactive shows and workshops.

    Our K-12 programs include ...
    - DDU Show: Australian Music, Character Building & More! (K-5th)
    - DDU Show: Australian Music, Culture & More! (6th-12th)
    - Adventures of the Wild Wolf: Unleash Your Inner Reader & Author! (K-5th)
    - Protect the Planet: World Music, Earth Science & Ecological Entertainment! (K-9th)
    - Aussie Funk Jam: Didgeridoo Workshop! (2nd-12th)
    - DDU Residency: Immersive Didgeridoo Experience! (3rd-12th)

    Since 2003, we’ve presented 9,000 programs at schools and other venues nationwide, including many in Anne Arundel County. DDU national touring performers Rob Thomas & Tanya have produced music for numerous films, including the IMAX movie Sacred Planet. Tanya, who grew up in Australia, also writes children's books.

    Category:

    • Music
    • Theater
    • Writers

    Type of Programs Offered

    • residency
    • workshop
    • assembly
    • virtual
    • DDU SHOW: Australian Music, Culture, Character Building & More! (for K-12th)

      Description:

      “Thoroughly enjoyed the program. Fabulous engagement and incredibly motivating!” - Rippling Woods Elementary Principal Tammy Scott

      G'day! The DDU Show is an energetic fusion of Australian music, culture, art, science, comedy, character building, anti-bullying and audience participation. The didgeridoo has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound. But DDU is much more than music. It’s interactive, educational, motivational and super fun for all ages!

      During the show, we play a variety of exotic didgeridoos, demonstrating various playing styles and upbeat rhythms. We also use a multitude of props – motivational signs, maps, globes, artwork, puppets and more – to deliver educational lessons and empowering messages. The program is very participatory, and several segments involve students playing instruments, dancing or acting out a story. We adjust the program content and delivery style according to the audience grace levels.

      DDU will motivate your students to ...
      - Appreciate world music and art.
      - Act with kindness and acceptance.
      - Respect multiculturalism and diversity.
      - Think creatively and imaginatively.
      - Stand up against bullying.
      - Protect the environment.
      - Become better global citizens!

      “The program certainly had an impact, and it was a lot of fun. I enjoyed both performances and appreciated how it was slightly modified for our older students.” - Piney Orchard Elementary Principal Barry Gruber

      “Rob was amazing and really captivated our students!” - Lake Shore Elementary Arts & Humanities Specialist Leigh Catterton

      The DDU Show is available both in person and virtually. Please contact us for more info about pricing and availability.

      www.didgedownunder.com

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      K - 12th

      Curriculum Connections

      Music, Social Studies, Science, Art, Character Education

      This program is offered as:

      • assembly
      • virtual
    • PROTECT THE PLANET: World Music, Earth Science & Ecological Entertainment! (for K-9th)

      Description:

      Join us on an epic musical, multimedia and scientific adventure, from the birth of the universe to the age of dinosaurs to the modern world. Multi-talented performers Rob Thomas & Tanya Gerard will weave didgeridoo world music and awe-inspiring projector visuals into a captivating and interactive program.

      Students will learn how the air we breathe was created; they’ll marvel at prehistoric creatures roaming primordial landscapes; they’ll explore a mysterious underground plant communication network; they’ll observe interactions between different animal species; and most importantly, they’ll learn how to protect our beloved Earth.

      Throughout the show, Rob & Tanya will perform world-fusion music with their vast collection of Australian didgeridoos and various percussion instruments. Some students will be invited on stage to play clap sticks during one of Rob’s musical pieces. This show is interactive, educational, motivational and mesmerizing!

      Rob & Tanya have performed at countless schools, theaters and other venues over 20+ years. They have produced music for numerous films, including the IMAX movie Sacred Planet.

      Protect the Planet is available both in person and virtually.
      We offer options for shows with one performer or two performers.
      Please contact us for more info about pricing and availability.

      www.didgedownunder.com

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      K - 9

      Curriculum Connections

      Biology, Ecology, Fine Arts

      This program is offered as:

      • assembly
      • virtual
    • ADVENTURES OF THE WILD WOLF: Unleash Your Inner Reader & Author! (for K-5th)

      Description:

      Deep in the mystical mountains of western North Carolina, if you listen quietly at night, you might hear the ancient and enthralling sound of … a wolf! Although wolves no longer live in the wild in western NC, children’s author Tanya Gerard and her husband, Rob Thomas, have raised wolves and wolf-dog hybrids as pets for almost 20 years. Their pets – and their love of nature and storytelling – inspired Tanya to write a debut book, The Adventures of the Wild, Wild Wolf, and a soon-to-be-published sequel.

      Tanya and Rob are now on a mission to motivate children to practice reading and writing, and to unlock their own inner reader and author. In this engaging and fun K-5th program, Tanya and Rob will read and act out passages from her book, complimented by stunning photos and captivating videos of their wild pets. Throughout the program, Tanya and Rob will deliver motivational messages about reading, writing and life. Their messages are simple but important: Read as much as possible. Start by writing about what interests you. Keep writing, even if it’s not perfect. Follow your dreams!

      Tanya & Rob have performed at countless schools, libraries and other venues over 20+ years. They also have produced music for numerous films, including the IMAX movie Sacred Planet.

      Adventures of the Wild Wolf is available only virtually. Please contact us for more info about pricing and availability.

      www.didgedownunder.com

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      K - 5

      Curriculum Connections

      Reading, Writing, Language Arts

      This program is offered as:

      • assembly
      • virtual
    • Booking Details

      Additional Notes:

      Please contact us for more info about pricing and availability.

      Learn more about our K-12 programs at www.didgedownunder.com.

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  • Name or Art Agency:
    Darren Liebman
    Email:
    [email protected]
    Phone:
    (813) 833-8856
    State / County:
    NC, Avery County

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